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Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 choose Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press.

The 22 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro CS5. Readers learn the basics on things like using audio, creating transitions, producing titles, and adding effects. Once they have the basics down, they'll learn how to take their projects further by sweetening and mixing sound, compositing the footage, adjusting color, authoring DVDs, and much more.

This completely revised CS5 edition covers new features such as Ultra, the new high-performance keyer. New workflows for creative collaboration are also explored, from the script all the way to the screen using Adobe Story, OnLocation, Speech Search, and other Adobe tools that are right at users' fingertips. Best of all, the companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work step-by-step along with the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321704511
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 8/25/2010
  • Series: Classroom in a Book Series
  • Pages: 399
  • Sales rank: 1,498,531
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.
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Table of Contents

Getting Started 1

About Classroom in a Book 1

Prerequisites 2

Installing Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 2

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 trial 2

Optimizing performance 3

Copying the lesson files 3

How to use these lessons 4

Additional resources 4

Adobe certification 6

Checking for updates 6

1 Touring Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 8

Topics covered in this lesson 8

New features in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 10

Nonlinear editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 11

Presenting the standard digital video workflow 12

Enhancing the workflow with high-level features 12

Incorporating other CS5 components into the editing workflow 13

Adobe CS5 Production Premium workflow 15

Touring the Adobe Premiere Pro workspace 15

The workspace layout 17

Customizing the workspace 20

2 Selecting Settings, Adjusting Preferences, and Managing Assets 24

Topics covered in this lesson 24

Getting started 26

Selecting project settings by sequence 26

Three types of settings 26

Specifying project setting 27

Sequence settings 29

Adjusting user preferences 30

Importing assets 32

Taking a closer look at images 34

Image tips 37

Managing media in bins 37

Exploring additional bin features 40

Having multiple bins open at once 40

Finding assets 41

Finding assets with the Media Browser 42

3 Importing And Managing Tapeless Media 44

Topics covered in this lesson 44

Getting started 46

Using a tapeless workflow 46

Panasonic P2 46

Sony XDCAM 47


Digital still cameras that shoot high-definition video 49

Using the Media Browser 49

Importing XDCAM media 50

Importing P2 media 53

P2 folder structure 53

Importing AVCHD media 54

Mixing media formats 55

4 Shooting And Capturing Great Video Assets 58

Topics covered in this lesson 58

Getting started 60

Tips for shooting great video 60

Get a closing shot 61

Get an establishing shot 61

Shoot plenty of video 61

Adhere to the rule of thirds 61

Keep your shots steady 62

Follow the action 62

Use trucking shots 62

Find unusual angles 63

Lean forward or backward 63

Get wide and tight shots 63

Shoot matched action 63

Get sequences 63

Avoid fast pans and snap zooms 64

Shoot cutaways 64

Use lights 65

Grab good sound bites 65

Get plenty of natural sound 65

Plan your shoot 66

Capturing video 66

Three DV/HDV-capturing scenarios 67

Capturing an entire tape 67

Using batch capture and scene detection 70

Use a clip-naming convention 71

Use scene detection 73

Tackling manual analog movie capture 74

Capturing HDV and HD video 74

5 Creating Cuts-Only Videos 76

Topics covered in this lesson 76

Getting started 78

Using a storyboard to build a rough cut 78

Arranging your storyboard 80

Automating your storyboard to a sequence 80

Editing clips on the Timeline 82

Trimming a clip 82

Using the Ripple Edit tool 85

Moving clips to, from, and within the Timeline 86

Using the current-time indicator to establish the edit point 87

Adding clips to the Timeline with the Source Monitor 88

Working with Source Monitor editing tools 90

More practice 91

Adjusting clips in the Trim panel 92

Using other editing tools 93

6 Adding Video Transitions 96

Topics covered in this lesson 96

Getting started 98

Using transitions with restraint 98

Adding whimsy 99

Adding visual interest 99

Trying some transitions 99

Sequence display changes 103

Changing parameters in the Effect Controls panel 104

Using A/B mode to fine-tune a transition 106

Working with the Effect Controls panel's A/B feature 106

Dealing with inadequate (or no) head or tail handles 109

Applying transitions to multiple clips at once 110

Adding audio transitions 111

7 Creating Dynamic Titles 114

Topics covered in this lesson 114

Getting started 116

Strengthening your project with titles 116

Changing text parameters 117

Building text from scratch 121

Putting text on a path 125

Creating shapes 127

Aligning shapes 130

Making text roll and crawl 132

Adding text effects: sheens, strokes, shadows, and fills 134

Experiment with effects 137

8 Applying Specialized Editing Tools 140

Topics covered in this lesson 140

Getting started 142

Exploring timesaving editing tools 142

Making rolling, slide, and slip edits 144

Using the Program Monitor's Lift and Extract buttons 146

Replacing a clip and replacing footage 148

Using the Replace Clip feature 148

Using the Replace Footage feature 149

Using Sync Lock and Track Lock 150

Using Sync Lock 150

Using Track Lock 150

Finding gaps in the timeline 151

Editing with In and Out points around a clip 152

Creating subclips from the Source Monitor 154

Multicamera editing 154

Creating the initial multicamera sequence 155

Switching multiple cameras 158

Finalizing multicamera editing 160

Changing an edit in the Timeline 160

Multicam tips 160

9 Adding Video Effects 162

Topics covered in this lesson 162

Getting started 164

Sampling some basic video effects 165

Applying effects to multiple clips 169

Adding keyframing effects 169

Extra credit: combining effects 173

Adding keyframe interpolation and velocity 173

One additional velocity/interpolation issue 178

Adding lighting effects 178

Creating custom presets 180

10 Putting Clips In Motion 184

Topics covered in this lesson 184

Getting started 186

Applying the Motion effect to clips 186

Examining Motion settings 187

Changing clip size and adding rotation 191

Adding rotation and changing the anchor point 193

Working with keyframe interpolation 194

Creating a picture-in-picture effect 196

Enhancing motion with shadows and beveled edges 197

Adding a drop shadow 199

Using other motion-related effects: Transform, Basic 3D and Camera View 200

Transform 200

Basic 3D and Camera View 201

11 Changing Time 204

Topics covered in this lesson 204

Getting started 206

Using slow-motion and reverse-motion techniques 206

Speeding up a clip 207

Changing speed with the Rate Stretch tool 208

Enabling variable time changes with time remapping 209

Applying time remapping with speed transitions 211

Using time remapping with reverse motion 211

Recognizing the downstream effects of changing time 212

Changing the speed of multiple clips simultaneously 213

Changing the length of multiple stills simultaneously 214

12 Acquiring And Editing Audio 216

Topics covered in this lesson 216

Getting started 218

Making the connection 218

Setting up a basic voice-recording area 219

Voicing professional narrations 219

Creating a high-quality aural experience 220

Examining audio characteristics 221

Adjusting audio volume 227

Adjusting audio in the Effect Controls panel 229

Adjusting audio gain 231

Adding J-cuts and L-cuts 233

Adding an L-cut 235

13 Sweetening Your Sound And Mixing Audio 238

Topics covered in this lesson 238

Getting started 240

Sweetening sound with audio effects 240

Trying stereo and 5.1 surround sound effects 244

Looking at one more VST plug-in 246

Editing keyframes by using the clip effect menu 246

Working with the Audio Mixer 247

Automating changes in audio tracks 251

Outputting tracks to submixes 251

Recording voice-overs 253

Creating a 5.1 surround sound mix 254

Fixing, sweetening, and creating soundtracks in Adobe Soundbooth 256

Cleaning up noisy audio 256

Adding audio effects in Adobe Soundbooth 260

14 Analyzing Content 262

Topics covered in this lesson 262

Getting started 264

Transcribing speech to text 264

Enhancing the accuracy of speech analysis 267

Searching transcription for keywords 268

Setting in and Out points using speech analysis text 268

Modifying the metadata 269

Detecting faces in a sequence 270

15 Exploring Compositing Techniques 272

Topics covered in this lesson 272

Getting started 274

Making compositing part of your projects 274

Shooting videos with compositing in mind 275

Working with the Opacity effect 275

Combine layers based on a blend mode 277

Working with alpha-channel transparencies 278

Using video effects that work with graphic-file alpha channels 279

Color keying a green-screen shot with Ultra Key 280

Using the Ultra Key effect 281

Using matte keys 283

Using mattes that use graphics or other clips 286

Using Track Matte Key 287

Making a traveling matte 287

16 Working With Color, Nested Sequences, And Shortcuts 290

Topics covered in this lesson 290

Getting started 292

An overview of color-oriented effects 292

Coloring effects 293

Color removal or replacement 293

Color correction 293

Technical color effects 294

Adjusting and enhancing color 294

The Leave Color effect 294

The Change to Color effect 295

Color correction 296

The Color Balance (RGB) effect 296

The Auto Color effect 297

The Fast Color Corrector effect 298

Using nested sequences 300

Nesting clips 302

Getting to know the recommended keyboard shortcuts 303

Changing a shortcut 304

Most frequently used shortcuts 306

17 Managing Your Projects 310

Topics covered in this lesson 310

Getting started 312

Project menu overview 312

Making a clip offline 315

Using the Project Manager 316

Working with a trimmed project 317

Collecting files and copying them to a new location 317

Final project management steps 317

Importing projects or sequences 318

18 Exploring Adobe Onlocation CS5 320

Topics covered in this lesson 320

Getting started 322

Setting up Adobe OnLocation 322

Calibrating your camera with Camera Setup Assistant 324

Setting up your frame 324

Setting your focus 325

Setting your iris/exposure 325

Setting your white balance 326

Recording live video 326

Recording video to a shot list 327

Analyzing video with Adobe OnLocation 328

Working with the Waveform Monitor 328

Analyzing color with the Vectorscope 330

Analyzing audio with Adobe OnLocation 331

Importing clips not captured with Adobe OnLocation 331

Importing OnLocation clips with the Adobe Premiere Pro Media Browser 334

19 Using Photoshop And After Effects To Enhance Your Video Projects 336

Topics covered in this lesson 336

Getting started 338

Exploring Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium 338

Importing Adobe Photoshop files as sequences 339

Re-creating the lower-third animation 341

Using Dynamic Link with After Effects 343

Surveying After Effects features 343

Looking at the Adobe After Effects workspace 343

Animating the lower third 345

Importing a project from Adobe After Effects to Adobe Premiere Pro using Adobe Dynamic Link 347

Editing an existing dynamically linked animation 348

Replacing a clip with an After Effects composition 349

20 Exporting Frames, Clips, And Sequences 352

Topics covered in this lesson 352

Getting started 354

Overview of export options 354

Checking out export options 355

Recording to tape 356

Recording to an analog recorder without device control 357

Exporting single frames 358

Exporting a single frame via the Export Frame function 358

Using the Export Settings dialog 359

Working with Adobe Media Encoder 362

Format overview 364

Using the formats 366

Exporting to mobile devices 367

Exporting to Final Cut Pro 369

Working with edit decision lists 370

21 Authoring DVDS With Adobe Encore CS5 374

Topics covered in this lesson 374

Getting started 376

Overview of DVD authoring in Adobe Premiere Pro 376

Adding Adobe Encore chapter markers to the Timeline 378

Creating an autoplay DVD 379

Creating a menu DVD 382

Previewing the DVD 384

Creating a Blu-ray Disc 385

Exporting DVD projects to Flash 385

Index 388

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Cannot recommend the eBook version at all!

    The "real" version, i.e. the textbook version of this book includes a DVD with lessons that the customer downloads to their computer. Obviously, those files aren't directly available from an e-book. However, In purchasing other training e-books, the book seller provides information about links where video files may be downloaded. No so here.

    I called B&N customer service. They were responsive, quick and courteous, but simply had no idea. I was advised to wait a week to see if I would receive an email telling me where to find such a link.

    A week? Huh?

    Don't buy this book in the Nook e-version unless you want to shortchange yourself.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2011

    Great tool for learning Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

    Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book, like all the other books in the Classroom in a Book series, is a great tool for learning Adobe Premiere (and learning how to incorporate Premiere with other Adobe tools).

    The book is divided into 21 lessons that are designed to be worked through in a step-by-step method, where each lesson builds upon the last. A DVD is included that contains all the project files you'll need to work along, so everything you need is packaged together, and you can get started immediately. The DVD also includes partially completed files, so you can jump in at any lesson, even if you haven't completed the previous lessons.

    The lessons begin with an overview of the Adobe Premiere CS5 workspace and then move on to cover everything you need to know from importing files to exporting the final video (and everything in between). There are also lessons on incorporating Adobe Photoshop and After Effects into your Premiere workflow, using Adobe OnLocation during shooting, and exporting DVDs with Adobe Encore.

    Whether you're new to editing or a seasoned editor who just needs to learn Premiere Pro CS5, this book will give you everything you need.

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